Connect with us

Retro IONCINEMA.com

Closer Look: Deep Thoughts for Sossamon in Monte Hellman’s Road to Nowhere

In Venice this year, there’s the more “known” tale of rivalry between young females in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and then we have an additional, lesser-known girls “backstabbing one another” with Monte Hellman’s Road to Nowhere.

In Venice this year, there’s the more “known” tale of rivalry between young females in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and then we have an additional, lesser-known girls “backstabbing one another” with Monte Hellman’s Road to Nowhere. Best known for Two-Lane Blacktop and he helped produce Venice head jury member Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, the 77 year-old Hellman has been inactive for some time (he did direct “Stanley’s Girlfriend” – an episode for Trapped Ashes alongside folks such as Ken Russell and Joe Dante, but for the most part, it’s been a job in teaching film in California that has kept the director occupied. How will this romantic film noir thriller play out in the Main Competition of a major film festival is anyone’s guess. 

Written by Variety’s Executive Editor Steven Gaydos, this is about a young filmmaker who becomes enmeshed in a criminal scheme while making a movie on location. Dominique Swain plays an investigative blogger who uncovers the supposedly true crime story that the film is based on. Shannyn Sossamon plays the femme fatale at the center of the story.

Sossamon Monte Hellman Road to Nowhere

Continue Reading
Advertisement
You may also like...

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

Click to comment

More in Retro IONCINEMA.com

To Top